Machine Knitting – Beginners: Bag


Learn the basics of machine knitting in our fabulous knit studio alongside an expert. Make a contemporary multi-coloured tote bag whilst learning the fundamental skills and techniques that will set you off on your machine knitting adventures.

Course content

  • Intro to the knitting machine, functions and parts
  • Inspiration and design ideas for your textile design
  • Creating a knit plan
  • Casting on, knitting jersey, casting off
  • Getting the tension right
  • Changing yarns and colours to create stripes
  • Learning to use punch cards for knit techniques

Ideal for

Students with an interest in textile design and making. Knitters that want to have a go at swapping the 'click clack' of their needles with the dynamic 'swish' of the knitting machine. People who have a knitting machine in storage and have always wanted to use it but werent quite sure how - here's your chance!

Important Information

To express your interest in participating in this class please contact Sue Halliday, Manager Short Courses, School of Fashion & Textiles at

More information


By the end of the course students will have knitted a textile piece to turn into a fabulous contemporary tote bag, whilst learning the basics of machine knitting so they can move on to working on more complex projects.


It would be useful if students had some knowledge of hand knitting, cast on, knit, purl and cast off, so they understand the principles of knit construction.

Materials supplied

A basic knit kit, including yarn, will be supplied and included in the fee.

Materials to bring

Pen/pencil and notebook.


Participants will be emalied an RMIT Statement of Participation on successful completion.

Additional notes


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Available course dates

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